It's not secure until it's shredded!
Every organisation has a legal responsibility to safeguard sensitive information and dispose of confidential material securely. The organisation is also responsible for any confidential material that's taken outside its premises by any of its employees. This includes both hard copy documents and anything that can be viewed on a computer, laptop or mobile device.
Despite increased awareness of identity fraud over the last few years, the crime is still growing at an alarming rate in the UK. And, because we deal with so many pieces of information on a daily basis, we’re all at risk – individuals and organisations alike.
A discarded bank statement, or a snippet of payroll information or a crumpled customer proposal could be all a criminal needs to cause irreparable damage to you and your business.
Being careless is costly
• 52% of UK employees fail to shred sensitive information before discarding it¹
• 49% of people see confidential papers left on the printer²
• 27% of people leave private paperwork on the photocopier²
• 28% of office workers admit to leaving confidential company paperwork in pubs, cafés and restaurants³
• 23% of office workers say they’ve left private documents on a train or bus³
1. One Poll Research, commissioned by Fellowes 2015
2. Fellowes independent research, 2012
3. Dynamic Markets Research, commissioned by Fellowes 2013
Shredding is the best way to securely destroy confidential documents for the protection of sensitive business information and personal identities.